By NEMS Daily Journal
WEST POINT – Voters in Senate District 16 today choose a successor to Sen. Bennie Turner of West Point, who died in November.
Angela Turner Lairy and Kenny Fowler, both of West Point, are on the non-party special election ballot.
Lairy, an attorney, is Turner’s daughter. Fowler is a businessman. Senate District 16 includes Clay and parts of Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The winner will complete Turner’s term, which ends in 2015.